This is episode 076 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
CrankyGeeks Episode 76: Bloggers vs. Journalists, Blogger Unions, Bubble 2.0 and more. Om Malik and Matt Mullenweg join the panel.
What's new in Episode 76
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, PCMagCast.com
Om Malik, Founder, GigaOm.com
Matt Mullenweg, Founder, WordPress
Is the Current Web Bubble About to Burst?
Are we in the early stages of another Web bubble, and is it about to burst? Social networking sites and other sites are creating enough of a buzz for nuttiness to set in. The cranks convene on whether problems lie ahead.
Undercover Reporter at DefCon Gets Outed, Bolts Out
A television reporter for Dateline, who is being described as a Geraldo wannabe, was publicly identified during one of the sessions at the DefCon conference for hackers. She bolted out after being fingered. Allegedly, she wanted to tape a hacker's confession for TV.
Should Professional Bloggers Get Journalists' Rights?
Efforts are underway to give bloggers the same rights that journalists have when it comes to issues like protecting sources. The catch: Proposed legislation would only extend the rights to bloggers who are paid for their work. The cranks kvetch.
Man Gets Vasectomy in Order to Get an iPhone
True story. A man whose wife said he would be allowed to get an iPhone if he got a vasectomy decided that she was proposing a good deal and went under the knife. Where is this guy's backbone, not to mention other missing parts?